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11 Questions With Zackery Perkins

Kevin gets the skinny with Zackery Perkins

1-When and why did you start playing?

Started playing at 12, giving me 18 years of peak mediocrity! I started playing because a girl I had a crush on told me the guitarist from System of a Down was hot!

2-Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

I admired Brendon Small (creator/frontman of Dethklok and Galaktikon) the most. He’s a self made musician that conquers the stage but still surrounds himself by people he looks up to. He’s always challenging himself but keeps his ego out of the art, something I always try to do myself.

3-Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?

My father collected vinyl's and my personal favorite one to steal from him was Black Sabbath’s Masters of Reality. Tony Iommi is truly the giant we all stand on.

4-Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD's?

My top 5 musicians are Dethklok, System of a Down, Kid Cudi, Weezer, and America. My favorite album would have to be Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon.

5-What makes this kind of music "good" to you?

It’s simply challenging. It’s the music that people say ‘oh I could have thought of that!’ But newsflash buddy, you didn’t! It’s always a new take on an old classic that events something groundbreaking.

6-Where can fans find your music?

People can find my music on all streaming platforms as well as some phenomenal music videos on my YouTube!

7-Tell us about your latest release…

My latest release, Inertia, was the most challenging thing I’ve done in my entire life. To essentially lyrically let the world see me emotionally naked was so hard but the amount of love I got for being honest was so telling of how life truly is the people you’re around, and Im around the best. Keep your eyes peeled for Sweetie, my upcoming super group project!

8-How do you feel about the internet in the music business?

I personally love it. It’s so hard to get your name out there, but the fact I can pay $10 to pump a single or video in Japan and develop a fan base there truly shows the internet is a musicians friend.

9-What are the plans for the future?

My plan for the future is to use my upcoming project, Sweetie, to showcase the best of the best our slice of paradise has to offer so the world can see just what this guy and all his friends are made of. Absolute humble brag.

10-How has your music evolved since you first began playing music?

It’s evolved simply in the regard of confidence. My music is getting happier yet more honest. My music isn’t scared of what other people think, but it’s still petrified of what I think. Im my own worst critic!

11-Could you briefly describe the music-making process? How I write a song is, I think about a band I'm into, let say Weezer. I study their songwriting tactics down to the bean and with that knowledge, I essentially write a Weezer song. It never sounds like the source material but inviting a ‘fake collab’ always gets the creative juices going!


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